On Thursday 25th August, thousands of students will get their GCSE results. These results will affect their decisions on what to do next and it is important for them to consider their options carefully and seek careers advice where appropriate. Students will consider whether to leave school, stay on in a sixth form, go to … Continue reading Careers advice for GCSE students getting their results
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Good career guidance is important for social mobility because it helps open pupils' eyes to careers that they may not have considered Gatsby: 'Good Career Guidance' Helping young people discover careers that they won't have heard of before is something that we take very seriously at CASCAID. When we saw what the most popular 'Areas of … Continue reading Young People Aim for the Usual Suspects
There is no single ‘magic bullet’ in career guidance. The government is referring to the Gatsby report on ‘Good Career Guidance’ when discussing its intentions towards careers advice and guidance in schools. This article highlights how using a combination of our products can help meet and exceed the eight benchmarks recommended in the report. … Continue reading How CASCAID Products Meet and Exceed the Eight Benchmarks in the Gatsby Report
At CASCAiD, we have recently employed an apprentice in our Customer Service Team. We have decided to showcase Liam’s journey as an Apprentice to highlight how learning and gaining experience in a workplace can help young people to build up valuable skills, experience and knowledge. Liam Faulkner is completing a Business Administration Apprenticeship at CASCAiD … Continue reading CASCAiD introduces a new apprentice!
Wow, it’s been quite a year in the careers education, information, advice and guidance world. Since the release of Ofsted’s thematic review, 'Going in the right direction?', last September, it seems like we’ve been bombarded with reports, commentary and statements about CEIAG. Private, public and voluntary sector organisations have been voicing their opinions on careers … Continue reading Careers – it’s a noisy place to be!
‘Shoes, glorious shoes, bla bla bla and custard’ - as the old song goes. I’m not a shoes man, but I do appreciate multi-coloured wellies, or small shoes with a spider’s web on them. This appreciation paid off when I visited Rebecca Park at William Lamb Footwear in Northampton. As you’ll see from the video … Continue reading Rebecca at William Lamb Footwear
I’d heard about what I call, ‘London-type’ companies and their modern ways, but I’ve now seen one for real in Loughborough. On a visit to Impero Software last year, I had a glimpse of how the other half live. A pool table*, funky breakout areas, those biro pens that have got three colours… It was … Continue reading Alex at Impero Software
One of the five themes of this year’s National Careers Week is Career Pathways. This has been a highly talked about topic recently as high tuition fees for university courses has caused many young people and adults to re think their next steps and many are choosing a vocational route into careers over the more … Continue reading National Careers Week- Career Pathways
National Careers Week provides the perfect opportunity for the whole school to promote careers to all students. Young people can start exploring future jobs and understanding the types of jobs that are now available in the ever changing work environment many people work in. With Kudos Key Stage 4 students can input their interests to generate … Continue reading National Careers Week- Future Jobs
Life skills, the next theme in this year’s National Careers Week, is an important subject that is often ignored over qualification levels. It has been said numerous times in the media how there is a mismatch between young people’s skills and the needs of the employers, causing young people to be left unemployed and vacancies … Continue reading National Careers Week- Life Skills